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Top 10 CDL Chicago Moments

Published: 1/May/2020 10:21 Updated: 1/May/2020 12:24

by Joe Craven

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CDL Chicago is now in the books, with Crimsix and Clayster’s Dallas Empire running out eventual winners. However, not all the tournament’s memorable moments came from the Texan outfit. 

After weeks of back-and-forth between the Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire, the Texan outfit ran away from Illinois with bragging rights, following their win over Atlanta FaZe in the tournament’s finals.

Here, we take a look at the top 10 moments from the Huntsmen home series. Not all of the tournament’s best plays stemmed from the champions though. New York’s Zoomaa stunned fans with an insane play against Atlanta, while Chicago’s Arcitys stunned the home fans (who were watching from home) with some impressive plays.

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Dallas Empire became the first team to win two CDL Home Series events with their 3-1 victory over FaZe.

Unsurprisingly, a number of the weekend’s best plays came from Simp, the young starlet lighting the CDL on fire with his SMG. A breakout star of the Black Ops 4 season, Simp has continued his standout performances on the Atlanta FaZe roster.

While they couldn’t topple the Empire from Texas this weekend, they remain hot on the heels of Dallas in our CDL Power Rankings, as well as third in the overall CDL standings with an event in hand.

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale

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The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.